Samantha Chang

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Hailed by The WholeNote Magazine for her “lyricism, resourcefulness, and strong personal commitment to the flute,” Canadian flutist Samantha Chang is a musical tour de force and rising artist. Her mandate to perform, to teach, and to create opportunities for aspiring flutists is nothing short of astonishing.

Samantha Chang

Along with her performance schedule, Samantha is the executive director of the Canadian Flute Association, and convention director of the Canadian Flute Convention. She is the conductor of the Ontario Cross-Cultural Music Society Symphony Orchestra (OCMS-SO) and the Chinese Artists Society of Toronto Youth Orchestra (CASTYO) Flute Choir, and assistant conductor of CASTYO. In 2009, Ms. Chang created Samantha Chang Productions Inc., a company devoted to promoting music development and education in Canada.

Samantha released her debut album “Flute Sketches,” in March 2009, and toured for the next twelve months in a tour entitled “Sketching with my Flute” that included eleven concerts across Canada, recitals in England and China, and eleven performances in Taiwan. The tour concluded in New York City at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in March 2010, and a year later, in April 2011, Ms. Chang drew a full house to Koerner Hall, celebrating the release of her second album “Sentimentale.” During her travels, Samantha was invited to be a Masterclass Instructor at the Shanghai Normal University, and in recent years, she has performed and lectured in the United States, England, Netherlands, Hungary, and Germany, while continuing an active performance schedule here in Canada. She also frequently collaborates with composers including Arshak Andriasov, Tod Dorozio, Frank Horvat, Erhei Liang, and Mizi Tan.

Community involvement is a huge priority for Samantha. She coordinated the first two Canadian Flute Conventions: the 2013 convention was held at Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario, and the 2015 convention at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. Ms. Chang has been recognized for her excellence in volunteering, such as playing at numerous retirement homes across the city, and in 2009, Samantha was awarded the Ontario Volunteer Award for ten years of service to the community. Also committed to education, Samantha visits many schools as workshop instructor and mentor for young flute students.

Samantha has a private teaching practice, with many of her students studying to the advanced level, working towards their Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT) degrees. Her students have received awards at music festivals in the city, and many have gone on to music studies at the postsecondary level.

Samantha Chang is a Fellow of the Trinity College London and a Fellow of the London College of Music. She received her Postgraduate Diploma and Licentiate at the Royal Academy of Music in London (England) and Associate performance and teaching diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (Canada). Past teachers for flute include Clare Southworth, Kate Hill, Susan Hoeppner, Margot Rydall, and Mizi Tan; for piccolo, Patricia Morris and Philip Rowson; for Baroque flute, Lisa Beznosiuk; for flute pedagogy, Janet Way; and for flute repair, Jonathon Landell. She has also performed in masterclasses for William Bennett, Peter Lloyd, Paul Edmund-Davies, Toke Lund Christiansen, Tadeu Coelho, Jeffrey Khaner, Jeffrey Zook, and Susan Hoeppner. Samantha has also studied cello and piano.

At a very early age, Ms. Chang started out as a visual artist, and eventually switched to music; she chose the flute so she could sit with her friends. Samantha is a huge fan of Jean-Pierre Rampal, Cirque du Soleil, and the music of Mussorgsky. When she takes a rare break from music activities, Samantha prolifically reads, organizes her home, and is a devoted World Cup fan. Samantha is currently a research assistant and a PhD student in the Department of History of Art at the University of Toronto where she holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Doctoral Award, a Faculty of Arts and Science Top (FAST) Doctoral Fellowship, and a Mary H. Beatty Fellowship. Her research explores the conceptual relationships between visual arts and music in the early modern period, specifically those of artistic identity, temporality, synesthesia, and performativity. Samantha speaks English, French, Mandarin, understands Taiwanese, and “mumbles through Latin, Italian, German, Dutch, Cantonese, and Japanese.”

Samantha Chang performs on a Muramatsu Platinum Clad Flute, DN Model Flute, and Alto Flute.

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張秋暘

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張秋暘是位才華橫溢的加拿大長笛演奏家。現任加拿大長笛協會以及加拿大長笛會議董事長並擔任安省匯藝交響樂團以及多倫多華人藝術家中心青少年長笛樂團指揮以及多倫多華人藝術家中心青少年管弦樂團副指揮。

Samantha Chang

『Flute Sketches』,張秋暘的首張專輯在2009年春天發行,隨著專輯的發行,她也在加拿大11個省會城市舉辦巡迴演出,隨後也在英國發表,緊接著在中國和臺灣進行多場表演。最後於美國紐約卡內基音樂廳作為這系列巡迴表演的完美句點。

2011年於 Koerner Hall (多倫多皇家音樂學院內) 舉行一場獨特的音樂盛會『笛聲裊裊聚知音』。 張秋暘為聽眾展現年輕藝術家的音樂天賦和追求理想的精神風貌。應用美妙的旋律來陪伴在場的聽眾環遊世界,也通過音樂來促進社會和多元文化的融合。張秋暘特地為此次的聽眾朋友們編排一首 “幻想曲” 來和大家一起演奏,並且慶祝張秋暘的第二張長笛專輯『Sentimentale』發行。

張秋暘時常與現代作曲家們合作,例如譚蜜子老師,梁二黑老師,Tod Paul Dorozio,Frank Horvat 和 Arshak Andriasov 等等。此外,張秋暘在加拿大,美國,英國,匈牙利,德國,荷蘭,中國和臺灣以獨奏和樂團團體身份參加演出。

2009年, 張秋暘很榮幸的在多倫多華人藝術家中心推荐下獲得安省十年義工奉獻獎。由於特別熱愛音樂,因此只要是跟音樂有關的事,張秋暘都會全力以赴;她經常參加在老人院以及各種慈善文藝活動的演出。她也經常到許多學校和樂團協助指導學弟,妹們的音樂學習活動。她認為用音樂和人們交流不但讓別人開心,自己更得到無比的快樂;『以樂悅人』,『以樂助人』已經成為她生活中的一部份。張秋暘希望能在樂壇上繼續努力奉獻,用音樂給整個社會帶來祥和與安定。

多年來,張秋暘除了自身的學習,演奏,也同時擔任教職培育出不少優秀的學生,其中有許多考進著名大學以及通過加拿大皇家音樂學院ARCT考試,也在各種音樂比賽上獲得許多優勝。

張秋暘擁有英國倫敦聖三一學院以及倫敦音樂學院長笛博士文憑。碩士畢業於著名的英國皇家音樂學院,以優異的成績取得長笛演奏文憑與國際教師証書。張秋暘同時也擁有多倫多皇家音樂學院演奏及教師文憑。過去的長笛教授包括 Clare Southworth,Kate Hill,Susan Hoeppner,Margot Rydall 和譚蜜子;短笛教授:Patricia Morris 和 Philip Rowson;巴洛克長笛教授:Lisa Beznosiuk;長笛教育學教授:Janet Way;以及長笛維修學教授:Jonathon Landell。她也屢屢參與William Bennett,Peter Lloyd,Paul Edmund-Davies,Toke Lund Christiansen,Tadeu Coelho,Jeffrey Khaner, Jeffrey Zook 和 Susan Hoeppner 的大師班。張秋暘同時也學過大提琴和鋼琴。

張秋暘小的時候愛於繪畫但後來轉換到音樂。她起初選擇長笛是為了上課時能坐在她朋友身邊。張秋暘熱愛於 Jean-Pierre Rampal,太陽馬戲團和 Mussorgsky 的音樂。當她難得有休息時間時,張秋暘喜歡閱讀,整理她的工作室和看世界杯。張秋暘目前在多倫多大學擔任研究助理以及藝術史博士生,專攻於文藝復興時期以及巴洛克時代的藝術和音樂。她榮獲加拿大 Joseph-Armand Bombardier (CGS)博士研究獎學金,藝術與科學學院最佳博士生(FAST)獎學金和 Mary H. Beatty 獎學金。她會講英語,法語,拉丁語,意大利語,德語,荷蘭語,普通話,台語,廣東話和日語。

張秋暘演出時使用村松的鉑金包長笛,DN模式長笛以及中音長笛。

About Samantha

Flutist, conductor, musical tour de force
Hailed by The WholeNote Magazine for her “lyricism, resourcefulness, and strong personal commitment to the flute”, Canadian flutist Samantha Chang is a musical tour de force and rising artist. Her mandate to perform, to teach, and to create opportunities for aspiring flutists is nothing short of astonishing.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017 12:00 PM
(9:00 am PST) 2t Flute Academy Online (https://flute.2tacademy.com)

Monday, June 19, 2017 7:30 PM
Summer in the City Flute Festival at St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (383 Huron Street, Toronto, ON)

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Bolling for Flute

Expected date of release: 2018
Samantha Chang is excited to be working with Mark Camilleri, Mark Inneo, and Pat Kilbride in recording Claude Bolling's works for flute. Stay tuned for updates!

Bolling at Koerner Hall

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